Preserving the Yellow Dog Watershed
in its most natural state for the use of the public,
now, and for the benefit of future generations.


2013 Fall Volunteer Stream Monitoring Programs

9 Dec , 2013  

This fall the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve successfully completed our bi-annual survey of the Yellow Dog River and Salmon Trout River. We would like to give a huge thank-you to our amazing volunteers who donated their time and have been dedicated to our cause. The volunteers collected data at 17 sites along the Yellow Dog River, the Salmon Trout River and conneced More…

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Citizen Action,news,Sulfide Mining

County Road 595 Project Kicked to the Curb

7 Jan , 2013  

On January 3, 2013 Susan Hedman, the USEPA Regional Administrator for Region 5, received a letter in her Chicago office from Dan Wyant, Director of the MDEQ. In the letter, Wyant states, “This letter serves as formal notification that due to the short time frame allowed by statute and the complexity of the issues remaining, the Michigan DEQ is not issuing a permit for Marquette County Road 595.” More…

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news,Sulfide Mining

Toxins Found At Flambeau Mine

20 Dec , 2011  

December 20th, 2011

Presented By: Julie Christiansen

Kennecott’s “Model” Mine Tests Find Significant Toxins

Flambeau Mining Co., a subsidiary of Kennecott Mineral Co., is showing high levels of toxic pollutants, 14 years after mining operations ceased. Flambeau was an open pit mine that operated from 1993-1997 and produced 181,000 tons of copper, 3.3 million ounces of silver and 334,000 ounces of gold. Kennecott has quoted Flambeau as a model of mineral removal with no evidence of environmental damage as well as “protecting the environment from adverse impact.” Officials from the DNR say they’ve been removing contaminated soil since 2003. More…

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Events,Water Quality

October Board Meeting in Marquette

16 Sep , 2009  

October 21, 2009 at 7:30pm- The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will hold their next Board meeting in Marquette at the Marquette Federation of Women’s Clubs at 104 W. Ridge St. The group will provide brief updates on activities as well as a presentation and discussion on the Clean Water Act. Refreshments will be provided and donations are accepted. For more information, call 906-345-9223.

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